Alexandria launches drive-in movie series to benefit Virginia charities

If you missed the Wolf Trap drive-in movie series last week, don’t worry your quarantined heart. There’s a new drive-in series coming to Northern Virginia.

Behold, the Alexandria Drive-In presented by ALX Community and The Garden.

“Our members, neighbors and people we love around the city were all in a place where they don’t have any entertainment,” ALX Community Chief Operating Officer Kelly Grant told WTOP. “We thought, as people who love the city, that we would solve that problem. We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support that we have received.”

Movies will screen rain or shine every Saturday from Aug. 29 through Oct. 3.

The lineup kicks off Aug. 29 with the dino smash “Jurassic Park” (1993).

“One of our favorite movies that has kids of all ages being able to enjoy it,” Grant said. “We are almost sold out of that movie, so I really am grateful that we picked it because we think that it’s going to bring everyone together and have a really good time.”

Sept. 5 brings the beloved sci-fi comedy blockbuster “Back to the Future” (1985).

“An iconic film,” Grant said. “What a fun way for the families to be able to come together. … It hasn’t been out for a while but still is one of everyone’s family favorites.” >